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What made Bill Russell so great? Was Russell a pioneer, a genius, or both? Why did he mean so much to the 1960s? Why did he walk away after his 11th title and never look back? And why wouldn’t he forgive the city of Boston? In 2012, Bill Simmons flew to Seattle and spent two days with the greatest winner in sports history, hoping to find these answers and more. It ended up being the highlight of his career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to react to the Pacers offering Deandre Ayton a max offer sheet (3:24), plus Donovan Mitchell trade ideas including whether the Knicks should go all-in on the All-Star guard (24:19). Then, they go over some NFL futures bets they’re already getting in on, and House closes it out with some predictions for The Open Championship (1:12:22). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo for their final Sunday night podcast together to reveal Bill's NBA trade value list. They run through Bill's top 64 NBA players as well as some honorable mentions (4:01), before discussing Ryen's experience at NBA Summer League in Las Vegas (1:32:56). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Wildes of Fox Sports to talk about Mac Jones, Chet Holmgren's NBA Summer League debut, Kevin's pitch for Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant's 'Last Dance', how Joey Chestnut ruined the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, fixes to the summer sports schedule, and more (1:44). Then, Bill talks with NFL Network's Peter Schrager about Baker Mayfield being traded to the Panthers while the Browns don't have a starting QB for Week 1, Bengals optimism, what the 49ers will do with Jimmy Garoppolo, the loaded Chargers and the electric AFC West, how many truly elite QBs are in the NFL, and more (42:15). Finally Bill and Brian Koppelman remember the late James Caan (1:16:56). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin Wildes, Peter Schrager, and Brian Koppelman Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan and Tyler Parker to discuss the NBA characters to keep an eye on this summer (3:09). Then, Bill talks with Raheem Palmer about where the most value lies in NBA futures bets for the 2022-23 season, NBA Summer League betting strategies, and more (47:17). Finally, Bill talks with his daughter Zoe about masses of teens flooding movie theaters for the release of ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’, pros and cons of social media’s prevalence in the love of the modern teen, the conclusion of Season 4 of ‘Stranger Things’ [SPOILERS], and more (1:09:21). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Tyler Parker, Chris Ryan, Raheem Palmer, and Zoe Simmons Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the massive package the Timberwolves gave up to trade for Rudy Gobert (1:57), whether or not the Jazz will really keep Donovan Mitchell (33:15), the Celtics acquiring Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari, the fallout from Kevin Durant’s trade request (48:02), some rapid-fire NBA free agency observations (1:21:26), and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss a wild day of NBA free agency, spearheaded by Kevin Durant requesting a trade from the Nets (1:10). They also discuss the Bucks keeping their team intact, Jalen Brunson joining the Knicks, Dejounte Murray to the Hawks, and much more (31:55). Finally, Bill talks with Bryan Curtis about how NBA free agency is covered in the media, battling for “scoops,” and more (57:43). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Rob Mahoney and Bryan Curtis Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Van Lathan and Wosny Lambre to discuss Jalen Brunson likely heading to the Knicks, how the Mavericks can cope, and “new media” vs. “old media” (1:50). Then, Bill talks with Ariel Helwani about the current state of the WWE, UFC 276, and more (44:58). Finally, Bill talks with writer-producer and lifelong Lakers fan Alan Yang about hoping for Kyrie Irving to join the Lakers before he opted in with the Nets, expectations for the Lakers’ 2022-23 season, Alan’s new show 'Loot' on Apple TV+, and more (1:20:54). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Van Lathan, Wosny Lambre, Ariel Helwani, and Alan Yang Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer's' Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Wizards options regarding Bradley Beal’s contract, fake Kevin Durant trades, teams to watch out for during free agency, updated 2023 NBA title odds, best landing spots for Deandre Ayton, and more (0:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor to discuss winners and losers from the 2022 NBA draft. Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin O’Connor and Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Steve Ceruti for their live reactions to picks 8-14 of the 2022 NBA draft, including Bill’s boy Jeremy Sochan going to the Spurs, OKC dropping a lot of draft capital, and what the hell the Knicks are trying to do. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Steve Ceruti Producers: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Steve Ceruti to give their live reactions to picks 1 through 6 of the 2022 NBA draft. Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Steve Ceruti Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Chris Ryan to discuss news that Kevin Durant is considering his options when it comes to his future with the Nets, what the market for Kyrie would be like, the most fun trade destinations for KD, and why Bill has once again changed his mind about who the Magic should take with the no. 1 pick. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Chris Ryan Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
(1:51) Will Daryl Morey and the 76ers make a trade? | With Chris Ryan (15:42) What are we expecting from the Wizards and Bradley Beal? | With Joe House (28:55) What are the Nuggets' and Heat's trade assets? | With Rob Mahoney (42:26) Favorite wings in the draft | With J. Kyle Mann (56:06) What is the Warriors' title window, and can they extend it? | With Seerat Sohi (1:09:40) BONUS: What is going on with Kyrie Irving and the Nets? | With Van Lathan Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Chris Ryan, Joe House, Rob Mahoney, J. Kyle Mann, Seerat Sohi, and Van Lathan Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
(1:27) Who should the Magic take no. 1? | With Kevin Clark (13:33) Best prospect outside of the top 4 | With Kevin O'Connor (26:21) 2023 NBA betting odds | With Raheem Palmer (41:01) What should the Knicks do? | With John Jastremski (54:32) Should the Jazz make a trade? | With Wosny Lambre Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin Clark, Kevin O’Connor, Raheem Palmer, John Jastremski, and Wosny Lambre Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Celtics’ Finals collapse, possible offseason moves, and Jayson Tatum’s workload this season (1:06), before talking about what this Warriors title does for Stephen Curry’s NBA legacy, what it means to have an NBA dynasty (21:44), the Warriors’ exorbitant salaries for next season, the NBA draft, and more (1:03:48). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the Warriors defeating the Celtics to become the 2022 NBA champions, Steph Curry’s Finals MVP performance, why the Andrew Wiggins trade may have swung the series, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, takeaways for the Celtics, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It's the 1,000th episode of the Bill Simmons Podcast! The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the NBA Finals, the Celtics facing a looming elimination game in Boston, and Game 6 predictions (7:34), before discussing the U.S. Open at The Country Club in Brookline, the controversial LIV Golf tournament, U.S. Open bets, and more (26:13). Then, Bill talks with Bryan Curtis and Nora Princiotti about the Deshaun Watson allegations, the Cleveland Browns, how the media should cover it all, and more (52:07). Then, Bill talks with Bill Hader about Season 3 of HBO's 'Barry,' Hader's inspiration from the Coen brothers, the shocking season finale [SPOILERS], loving 'Top Gun: Maverick,' and more (1:24:41). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Joe House, Bryan Curtis, Nora Princiotti, and Bill Hader Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Hench to discuss the Warriors’ Game 5 win over the Celtics, the improvement of Andrew Wiggins and Klay Thompson throughout the series, struggles from the Celtics bench, HC Steve Kerr vs. HC Ime Udoka, Gary Payton II’s impact on the series, Game 6 predictions, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Kevin Hench Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo as they discuss their NBA big board and who they have going in the top three (02:31). As people revisit Andre Iguodala winning the 2015 Finals MVP, Bill and Ryen debate if a losing player can win a Finals MVP (27:35). They also discuss Steph Curry’s nuclear shooting that lifted the Warriors to a Game 4 victory and if there is such a thing as a Finals unicorn (34:47). Next, they dive into Jayson Tatum’s Finals struggles (52:44). Is he really injured or is he simply showing his young age against an experienced veteran team? Draymond Green has been consistently bad in the Finals and Ryen presents a theory to why Green hasn’t been able to get it going (01:09:50). Lastly, they list which GM positions in the NBA are the worst and why (01:15:17). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo Producers: Steve Ceruti and Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Comments (407)

Ben Mallard

It's been six years. Change the song.

Jul 5th
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Ben Mallard

Lakers shade. Fucking homer.

Jun 20th
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Ben Mallard

The Lakers shade is palatable. Salty much ?

Jun 17th
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Ben Mallard

The Cuz, House, Russillo, Klosterman. This is the podcast I want.

Jun 17th
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The FANatic

I liked the segment with his Dad. No talking about Fan Duel just sports.

May 24th
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pat alex

why certain people who talk about sports be sounding lost on obvious points never surprises me

May 16th
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Wayne Silva

won't you try to learn the miami team before you down play them.. you guess just bash then you didn't even talk bout them for more than 2 min... they are better than the celtics can't you see

May 11th
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Joe Barile

Another race-baiter from the NY Times, shocker

Apr 1st
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Kevin

Never defend violence against words.

Mar 28th
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hallandale eyecenter

very informative

Mar 23rd
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Trevor Chinembiri

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss that great feeling the NCAA tournament brings (3:40) keeping an eye on the top NBA draft prospects during the tournament (14:50) the new list of NBA title contenders in the Eastern Conference, and much more! (63:21) , and much more! (85:40)

Mar 21st
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Trevor Chinembiri

12:53 – Bucks shocker

Feb 28th
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Jonathan Lampert

9q

Feb 19th
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Joe Barile

You two are a year and a half too late on arriving at these covid conclusions. Can't even admit that obesity is a comorbidity. Ridiculous

Dec 31st
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Joe Barile

At one point is the media sensationalizing? Maybe March 2020 Bill?

Dec 31st
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Joe Barile

Does this clown Wos have to make at least one racist comment per pod?

Dec 29th
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Joe Barile

Only now you two libs see the other side?

Dec 27th
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Adrian Holdsworth

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Dec 21st
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Blk Blu

i don't believe that u believe it all!

Dec 16th
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Hykrewas

always full of commercials

Dec 8th
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